Wednesday, December 28, 2011

5 Quick Wishes for SGDs & Apps

Carole Zangari

With apologies to the SGD and app designers for making things more complicated for you, we offer up these wishes for the next generation of AAC devices and apps.

  1. Everything should have a readily accessible ‘un-do’ button. Seriously, folks. Are we the only ones who make mistakes?
  2. AAC devices/apps that let you pick the symbol set/system and organize the vocabulary accordingly. Variety is still the spice of life.
  3. A universal standard or convention across SGDs/apps for button shapes and color-coding, with option to customize, of course. (Isn’t it great to have your cake and be able to eat it, too?!)
  4. Built in core word libraries that make it easy to populate screens with the words we use most often
  5. ‘Smart’ templates that suggest vocabulary and organization options as you build the display.

How about you? What do you dream of in the next generation of AAC technology?

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